Master of Education (Physical Education and Sport)

Overview

The Masters degree programme intends to create professional and technical graduates who will be pivotal in the creation of awareness on the dangers of sedentary lifestyles and prescribe movement activities for the affected people.  The realm of Physical Education and Sport has not attracted research based knowledge in Kenya due to the low number of experts.  It is evident that only one University in Kenya offers Post- Graduate studies in this area.  Therefore the Masters degree Program will produce graduates who will be pivotal in applied research in the diverse areas of physical education and sport.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION The Masters of Education degree in physical education will be offered full time, part-time and through Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODEL).

The degree programme has two options:

1. OPTION 1: Coursework, Examination and Research Project.

2. OPTION 2:Coursework, Examination and Thesis 

Full Time OPTION 1: Coursework, Examination and Research Project

5.1.1 Structure and Duration

a) The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters.

b) Each semester will be 15 weeks and there will be 2 semesters in a calendar year.

c) The Total number of course units to be taken shall be 14 of which 5 will be core and 4 electives.

d) Each course unit shall have forty five (45) contact hours and shall be covered within a semester.

e) After the completion of the 14 course units, the student will be expected to complete a research project.

f) The project is equivalent to 4 course units. OPTION 2: Coursework, Examination and Thesis option

5.1.2 Structure and Duration

a) The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters.

b) Each semester will be 15 weeks and there will be 2 semesters in a calendar year.

c) The total number of courses to be taken shall be 10 course units.

d) Each course units shall have forty five (45) contact hours and shall be covered within a semester.

e) After completion of all the 10 course units, the student will be expected to complete a thesis.

f) The Thesis is equivalent to 8 course units.

5.2 Part time

a) The program shall consist of coursework, examination and either project or thesis.

b) It shall cover a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters and each semester shall be 15 weeks.

c) Part-time students shall be required to take a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) course units in one semester.

5.3 Open, Distance and e-Learning

a) The Open, Distance, and e-Learning programme will be run for a minimum of 4 Semesters of 15 weeks each and a maximum of 8 semesters of 17 weeks each. The minimum calendar years for completion of the programme shall be 2 years and a maximum of 4 years. The Minimum course load per semesters will be 2 course units and a maximum of 4 course units.

b) The mode of delivery will be through open and distance learning modes involving largely home and /or office-based media and shall consist of: a. Written self-instruction study modules issues at registration time i. Study course materials like booklets ii. Relevant literature iii. Interactive devices and self-tests b. Face to face introductory tutorials.

c) Mediated technical , learning material such as: i. Audio-visual ii. E-learning material

d.) Limited face-to-face session to provide overview of the course at the commencement of semester, mid-semester, and revision period before examinations.

e). Support study centres at the University of Nairobi i. Access to information through computers at the University of Nairobi and other resource centres. ii. Use of libraries at the University of Nairobi and other institutions.

f.) Orientation immediately after registration:

i. Orientation in ODEL delivery ii. Study, reading and computer skills iii. Time management and techniques for handling assignments iv. Mentorship, guidance and counselling v. Emphasis is on satellite centres that serve as a link between the University and students in the following manner: registration, collecting reading materials, collecting results and programmes, examination information, posting time table and holding meetings

The following shall be eligible:

  1. A holder of a Bachelors degree (second class honours upper division) in Physical Education, leisure and recreation management or sport science of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from other Institutions recognized by senate.
  2. A holder of Bachelors Degree in Education (Physical Education) with at least a second class honour (lower division), with 2 years relevant working experience.
  3. A holder of any Bachelors Degree from University of Nairobi or any other Institution recognized by senate and a post-graduate diploma in Physical Education and Sport related areas recognized by senate.

M.Ed Graduates (Physical Education and Sport) may undertake a variety of professional roles which include providing management and leadership within the education sector in the government, and private sector, training can work nationally and internationally in the education sector, monitoring and evaluation of education and social sector, undertake research, for organizations including central and county governments, NGOs, Consultants among other sectors. Many are also well-equipped to apply for and pursue doctoral-level work in Comparative and International Education. Finally, our graduates have been absorbed as lecturers in a number of universities in Kenya.

MASTER OF EDUCATION -E55  YEAR 1     YEAR 2   
   SEMESTER 1 - 5UNITS   SEMESTER 2 - 5UNITS   SEMESTER 1 -4UNITS   SEMESTER 2-PROJECT   TOTALS 
TUITION @ 25200             126,000.00          126,000.00         100,800.00            100,800.00       453,600.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                 6,500.00                            -                6,500.00                             -           13,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                 7,000.00                            -                7,000.00                             -           14,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                 5,000.00               5,000.00              4,000.00                             -           14,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                 2,250.00               2,250.00              2,250.00                 2,250.00            9,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                 1,000.00                            -                1,000.00                             -              2,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                 2,000.00                            -                2,000.00                             -              4,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                 5,000.00                            -                                 -              5,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                 5,000.00                            -                5,000.00                             -           10,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                 1,000.00                            -                1,000.00                             -              2,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                              -                              -                             -                30,000.00         30,000.00
Totals             160,750.00          133,250.00         129,550.00            133,050.00       556,600.00
           
Grand totals               556,600.00